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Level 3 model with Triple C-Core Transformers

 

 

simply the ultimate EL34 Amplifier

ANK Audiokits is pleased to announce our highest level EL34 amplification product - the EL34 Artiste Triple C-Core Monoblocks 40W per channel. This product has been under development for the last 2 years!. The Triple C-Cores bring a weight and authority to the EL34 sound that must be experienced, and the DUAL 5AR4 rectification brings a smoothness to the sonics that will make you addicted to tube rectification.

 
   
 

To suit a variety of budgets we offer the Monoblocks in 3 level configurations. Customers can start with level 1 or level 2 and upgrade later to level 3.

 

Level 1 model with
IE-Core Transformers

 
     
 

3 configurations to choose

EL34 MonoBlock Level 1
This amplifier uses an enhanced Power Supply with
high quality IE-Core Output Transformers for 40W per channel. The unit uses Takman Resistors from Japan (non magnetic), Mundorf Oil Film Caps and Shuguang EL34 Tubes.


EL34 MonoBlock Level 2
Tube Rectified Power supply
This amplifier uses a DUAL 5AR4 Tube Rectified Power Supply and IE-Core Output Transformers for 40W per channel. The unit uses Takman Resistors from Japan (non magnetic), Mundorf Oil Film Caps and Shuguang EL34 Tubes.

EL34 MonoBlock Level 3
Triple C-Core & Tube rectified - Signature Version
This amplifier uses a DUAL 5AR4 Tube Rectified Power Supply and Triple C-Core Output Transformers for 40W per channel. The unit uses Takman Resistors from Japan (non magnetic), Mundorf Oil Film Caps and Shuguang EL34 Tubes.

 
 
   
 

Quality construction

We use ultra high quality 3 mm thick PCBs and 2oz copper trace for ultimate audiophile quality.
Our PCBs are expertly designed with all signal and chassis grounding implemented with Cathode and HT test points guaranteeing a perfectly working amplifier even for a beginner builder.  


 
 
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Specifications (per unit):

Power: 40 Watts Class AB
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Triple C-Cores and IE-Cores*
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Output Tubes: 2 x Shuguang EL34
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1st Stage Gain: 1 x ECF80
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Rectifier Tube: Dual 5AR4 rectification*
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Front Faceplate:: Black Perspex
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Inputs: 1
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Outputs: 1 x Stereo Pair 4, 8, 16 ohms
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Recommended Speakers: from 86dB
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Width: 26.6 cm
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Height: 17.8 cm
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Depth: 39.4 cm
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Weight: 18 Kilos
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Chassis: 3mm Aluminum with Black Powder Coat

 

Parts Compliment includes:

Triple C-Core output transformers*
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Takman Carbon Resistors
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Mundorf's Best Myltic Power Supply Caps
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Mundorf Oil Film Caps
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Audio Note Copper Film Caps*
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PTFE Copper Hookup Wire
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Elna Cerafine & Panasonic FC Signal Electrolytics
1 Shuguang EL34 Tubes
1 Audio Note Speaker Posts & RCA's
1 PTFE Silver Plated Stranded Copper Wire
1 EH 5AR4 Rectifier
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*dependent on chosen configuration



 

EL34 Monoblock (pair)
Level 1

EL34 Monoblock (pair)
Level 2
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EL34 Artiste Triple C-Core Monoblock (pair) Level 3
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Some impressions of the EL34 MonoBlocks (IE version)

As for the sound of the monoblocks, a few quick impressions:

- the amps sound more powerful, much more powerful indeed, into my 8 ohm 85 dB monitors than your 40 W rating would suggest, I wouldn’t hesitate recommending them to any ANK customer who has a doubt about whether they’ll provide enough drive for medium efficiency loudspeakers in the mid-80 dB range

- bass performance is a major surprise, the usual knock against tube amplification is lack of bass control and definition, simply not true at all with your EL34 monoblocks, the work ANK has invested in the triple c-core output transformers has paid off beautifully

- transparency, another major surprise, too many manufacturers right now are trying for a retro sound, but I don’t hear that at all in the monoblocks which are to my ears voiced for the 21st century with a thoroughly modern see-through quality I wanted in tube amplification, bravo for not succumbing to the 50-60’s throwback trend

- high end sweetness, my biggest complaint with the current crop of SS amplifiers, your monoblocks beat the pants off my Krell S275 – and that’s saying something.
Mike

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audio note client review
 

"Incredibly quiet operation when matched up with my L3 Line and L3 Phono stage - this amp is quieter than my solid state rig but the sonics/detail and musicality are utterly out of this world with the C core option! No problem driving my Magnepans!"
John Thompson (Owner of the Record Center, Ottawa)

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